Recordings made of 500 kHz of the English Channel Wireless Telegraphy signals contributed by R/O Charles Henry of Kingston, ON Canada. A wonderful cacophony of signals from PCH, DAN, OST, GLD, GCC, GNI and others. Coast Stations along both sides of the Channel seem to be battling it out to send out their calls to tell ships there are Weather (WX) or Navigational Warnings (NX) or traffic list (TFC LIST)
January 25, 2019 Subject:
morse from the past
Coming back from long voyages, and returning in European waters. And than the sound on 500 of all those wellknown coastal stations. Makes you feel like coming home. Which, in fact, you did.
Last ship was the Radja/PGYE, sailed the Chinese coast up to Tiensin and back again to Amsterdam. 1966. Became operator on PCH. Closed done, like all the others
What's left is Morse on the HAM-bands.
Engineers range was the engine room.
Mates on the bridge range : horizon
Sparks on 500 range: 300 miles
Sparks on HF range: the globe
May 1, 2018 Subject:
this audio recording brings back a lot of cw memories.
I sailed as an r/o from 1970 till 1984 and spent a lot of time
in european waters listening and working to all the stations on this recording.